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By 1989 Kenny Dalglish scarcely played for Liverpool, and was almost entirely concentrating on his role as manager, so a football management game with no arcade action featuring his license made sense. The game is purely icon- and menu-driven, perhaps the first step in dragging the genre into the 90s. Whichever team you took charge of start from the 4th division. Match highlights can be selected - these are viewed from the side and show goals and near-misses, although they can be turned off.

You start with squads of over 20 players from which to choose your team of 11, each given a straightforward ability rating. Formations can be selected by placing each player in a precise position alongside the formation of the opposition team, using a fairly advanced system for the time. Via a separate menu you can consult with the chairman (to see if he's happy with your efforts), the physio (to check for injuries), the scout (who comes up with players you might like to purchase) and so on.


Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Atari 8-bit Goal scored by away team
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Amstrad CPC League table
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager Atari 8-bit Match report
Kenny Dalglish Soccer Manager ZX Spectrum List of th defenders in your squad

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Alternate Titles

  • "Kenny Dalglish Manager Pi┼ékarski" -- Polish title

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Critic Reviews

Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Jul, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 77 out of 100 77
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Jul, 1991 73 out of 100 73
CPC Game Reviews Amstrad CPC Aug 15, 2021 7 out of 10 70
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga May, 1989 64 out of 100 64
The Games Machine (UK) ZX Spectrum Aug, 1989 62 out of 100 62
Commodore Format Commodore 64 Sep, 1993 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Atari ST Mar, 1989 522 out of 1000 52
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Atari ST Mar, 1989 2.6 out of 12 22


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